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Is this fungus bad news?

Hi,

  I am fairly new to all this. I hadn't noticed this fungus before, but not sure if it should be tackled and if so how?

Thanks in advance.

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    No photo
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Ben WainBen Wain Posts: 23
    Sorry, will try again...
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    That's worked. A knowledgeable person will be along soon😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,698
    They look like woolly aphids to me Ben Swain. Will you have a look at this and compare please?
    https://gardening.which.co.uk/hc/en-gb/articles/115000630689-Woolly-aphids
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,492
    I think they might be wooly scale insects.
    If you have a brush, just brush them off is the easiest way.
    An old toothbrush or nail brush should do it
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Ben WainBen Wain Posts: 23
    Thanks for the replies. It does look similar in that pic, although some do resemble a more fungal shape: 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,492
    I agree - but afraid I've no idea what type of fungus it is.
    Others may be able to identify it
    What plant is it on?
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,696
    I think that is also woolly aphid on your second pic.  Scrub it all with warm soapy water and it should be OK. 
  • Ben WainBen Wain Posts: 23
    Pete.8 said:
    I agree - but afraid I've no idea what type of fungus it is.
    Others may be able to identify it
    What plant is it on?
    Thanks all for the help. It is a rose (has a small leaf)
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,492
    It may be an idea to post a new thread (with pics) with a title along the lines of Please help identify this fungus growing on my rose - then it may be picked up by some of the rose experts here.

    It's hard to tell how much of the plant is affected and roses are really tough plants.
    If it were my rose I'd prune out the stems with the fungus on them right at the base of the stems and hope the new stems that will grow are be fungus-free.
    Wipe your secuateurs with an oily rag to kill off any spores on them so you don't transfer them to another plant.
    TBH I doubt there are many other options.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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